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Initial Success With AWS Several successful SaaS products on AWS How can IT get in on the fun?
Can someone else generate compute cycles for less? Can we consume compute cycles as a utility? Can we present this utility where it’s useful?
Let’s look at these in reverse order: (Because number three is hard) Can we present this utility where it’s useful? Can we consume compute cycles as a utility? Can someone else generate compute cycles for less?
Question 1: Can we present this utility where it’s useful?
Need my water utility connected to kitchen and bathroom The problem with utility computing! Not to living room!
Data Crunching With Hadoop What happens when daily ETL takes >24 hours? Should we buy a bigger server? Should we be using MapReduce?
Meeting Peak Computing Demands Demand for internal compute resources fluctuates with the release cycle How do we scale for these fluctuations?
Meeting Peak Computing Demands For some asynchronous services, we can add VPC instances to meet peak demand.
Infrastructure to Support Agile Many scrum teams = many environments Continuous integration = continuous deployments = continuous infrastructure changes “How can I iterate code changes quickly when it takes a week (or even a day) to get a new server?”
Question 3: Can someone else generate compute cycles for less?
Start figuring out your internal costs now! If you don’t embrace utility computing now, someone else will very soon! (IT outside of IT) Set standards, create policies – treat like an internal data center, not a free for all Message your people – utility computing is not a threat!
Implement standards from day one – take some time to create standard AMIs that look like internal servers Integrate management systems from day one – directory services, patching, log collection, AV, etc. Go home. Spend some time with your family (or World of Warcraft clan). Life is about to get much easier.
The Automation You Always Meant to Build Provision and attach 1TB of storage in 2 minutes (from the back of an auto-rickshaw in India). 10 new Linux servers in 2 minutes (while sitting by the pool on a nice day). Monitoring server resources from an iPhone (in a bar).